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Gibraltar 0-7 Poland

Posted in Football, Gibraltar with tags , , , , , on September 7, 2014 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

Not a great start for Gibraltar’s European Championship qualifying campaign – their first ever. Robert Lewandowski scored four for the visitor’s Poland. Still the group does contain Scotland who as I know from being a supporter never do things the easy way and may well draw away at Gibraltar!

They have a tough group with Germany, Georgia and Republic of Ireland completing the group. The team is mainly made up of amateur players with a few professionals. I am confident they can get at least one or two draws in their inaugural qualifying campaign. Gibraltar’s next game is on Saturday 10th October away against Republic of Ireland.

Elsewhere in the European Championship qualifiers tonight Albania pulled off a great away win beating Portugal 1-0. Scotland lost 2-1 to Germany whilst Republic Of Ireland (Stoke’s Wilson, Whelan & Walters all featured) and Northern Ireland both recorded 2-1 away wins.

Gibraltar v Poland preview

Posted in Football, Gibraltar, News with tags , , , , , , , , , on September 5, 2014 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

The first competitive European Championship qualifier for Gibraltar who have been officially recognised by UEFA. A momentous occasion for the national team and their fans. Good they have a home draw for this game, although playing Poland will certainly test their goalkeeper! Love to see a draw, although realistically think it will be 3-1/4-1 to Poland.

The squad named for the game includes nine players from Lincoln Red Imps FC and three players from Manchester 62 FC. Two English based players make then squad (Danny Higginbotham has since retired after a brief playing career with Gibraltar), Preston’s Scott Wiseman (he has two caps to date and has played previously at club level for Hull, Rochdale & Barnsley) and Jake Gosling (he ahs two caps and one goal to date) from Bristol Rovers.

Goalkeepers:

Jordan Perez (Lincoln Red Imps FC), Jamie Robba (College Europa FC(, Kaaron Macedo (St Josephs FC)

Defenders:

Scott Wiseman (Preston North End FC), Roy Chipolina (Lincoln Red Imps FC), Ryan Casciaro (Lincoln Red Imps FC), David Artell (Bala Town FC), Jean Carlos Garcia (Lincoln Red Imps FC), John Jack Sergeant (Manchester 62 FC), Joseph Chipolina (Lincoln Red Imps FC)

Midfielders:

Liam Walker (Bnei Yehuda FC), Scott Ballantine (Manchester 62 FC), Jeremy Lopez (Manchester 62 FC), Jake Gosling (Bristol Rovers FC), Anthony Hernandez (Unattached), Rafa Bado (Lynx FC)

Strikers:

Kyle Casciaro (Lincoln Red Imps FC), Lee Casciaro (Lincoln Red Imps FC), Adam Priestley (Farsley FC), John Paul Duarte (Lincoln Red Imps FC), George Cabrera (Lincoln Red Imps FC)